Part of Newborn Brain Capable of Seeing Words, New Study Suggests

Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests. Analyzing brain scans of newborns, researchers found that this part of the brain – called the "visual word

A child goes into a coma due to Corona  

A four-year-old child has entered a state of absence for days, as a result of his infection with the emerging corona virus "Covid-19", in a new case that shows the danger that the epidemic poses to children. Choudi published a picture of his son Kaes, who was lying in a hospital in Belgium after

A Saudi Child Hopes to Receive Guinness's 'World's Youngest Author of Novel Series'

Ritaj Al-Hazmi, an 11-year-old Saudi girl, exemplifies children's creativity with her nack for writing stories. The youngest novelist candidate, who has already published two novels and is working on a children's book, is a candidate to become the youngest novelist in the Guinness Book of Records.

Air Pollution Killed Around Half Million Newborns in 2019

Some 476,000 infants across the world died from the adverse effects of exposure to air pollution in 2019, most of them are from India and sub-Saharan Africa, a new global study has found. Three quarters of those deaths were related to the burning of poor-quality fuels for cooking. More than

Kids turning hypertensive; screening mandatory for early detection: Experts

The commonly held perception that hypertension is common among the adults, especially among 30 to 40 years old, no longer holds true. Emerging trends suggest that children are becoming prone to the cardiac disease as well, especially amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the cardiovascular experts opined du

An American child builds a "nuclear reactor " and enters the Guinness Book of Records

An American child in a middle school in the United States managed to build a small nuclear fusion reactor, to enter the Guinness Book of Records "only hours before" of his thirteenth birthday. "I was able to use electricity to accelerate two atoms of deuterium together until they fuse into a heli

Study reveals the negative impact of Covid-19 lockdown on kids

Children, who appear at a relatively lower risk from Covid-19, are disproportionately harmed by precautions involved with lockdowns, warn researchers. Experts from Oxford University Hospitals in the UK noted that while the role of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by children is still uncertain, existin

Does the Coronavirus Spread Easily among Children?

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children? It appears the virus can spread among children and teens, but how easily may vary by age. Research is still underway, but children under age 10 seem to be less likely than older kids to transmit the virus to other children and adults. Children g

Video games help children improve literacy, communication and mental well-being, survey finds

Parents have long debated the impact of video games on children's minds. Now, a new survey suggests that playing may actually improve their literacy, communication skills and overall mental well-being. National Literacy Trust interviewed 4,626 people between the ages of 11 and 16 from across

8-Year-Old Boy Becomes Youngest Person to Pilot Hot-Air Balloon Solo

One fearless fourth grader from Georgia has just broken a world record in a hot-air balloon.Eight-year-old J.T. Head piloted a hot-air balloon for 20 minutes on July 10, WXIA. The ride was just enough for him to break the world record for the youngest person ever to solo pilot one of the aircraft.

How to mentally prepare your child to go back to school after months at home

  Schools in the UAE are scheduled to open soon which means that, after months spent mostly at home, children will be venturing outside once more.This may be confusing for many, especially if they’ve spent the last couple of months under the impression that the outside world is not saf

How 11-year-old Gui Khury made skateboarding history with first 1080 on a vertical ramp

Even before he was born, Gui Khury owned a skateboard, and even before he could walk, Khury was learning to skate. "I saw this mini skateboard made for kids and I went crazy so that was his first toy," Khury's father Ricardo tells CNN Sport."He used to push (himself) from the table to the couch;

Nigerian Boy Captivates the World With His Ballet

ony Mmesoma Madu stands out in black leggings, a white turtleneck and poise beyond his years. His parents in Lagos, Nigeria's teeming lagoon city, wanted him to become a priest. Instead, he has captivated millions with his ballet. "When I am dancing, I feel as if I am on top of the world," he to

How to boost a picky eater’s appetite

It is very natural to worry whether or not your child is getting enough food if they refuse to eat sometimes. It is also natural for toddlers to be reluctant to taste new foods. If you are becoming concerned the best thing to do is not to focus on what your child eats in one day or at each mealtime,

‘Kiss and go’: New Zealand kids are back in school after coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealand children returned to school Monday after two months of home education as part of a COVID-19 lockdown. Excited youngsters greeted classmates for the first time in eight weeks, while teachers reinforced messages about social distancing and hand-washing to combat t

9-year-old boy in Tennessee catches 80-pound lake sturgeon

A nine-year-old boy in Tennessee became the third child in his family to catch a monster fish, reeling in an 80-pound sturgeon that outweighed him by far. Coye Price was eager to catch something big after his 11-year-old sister Caitlin hooked a 40-pound striper and his 8-year-old sister Farrah reel

Children affected by rare Kawasaki-like disease

Scores of UK and US children have been affected by a rare inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus. In a tiny number of children it can cause serious complications, with some needing intensive care. Up to 100 children in the UK have been affected and studies suggest the same reaction is being se

How School Will Change When Kids Return to Classrooms

WHEN SCHOOLS REOPEN this fall – if they reopen this fall – students and teachers will not be returning to the classroom learning environments they left behind in March, when school districts across the country shuttered for more than 55 million children.Some of the most obvious differenc

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